Value Stream Mapping: A powerful tool for improvement!

By Chad Metcalf – September 20, 2016
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Many companies that we talk to about using lean principles ask why it is so important to understand the current state well before moving on. They ask, “Can’t I just envision what I want the future state to look like?” The answer is no. Envisioning the future state of a product family is an activity that will lead to more ‘drive-by’ kaizen that will likely have no direct effect to the bottom line or to business objectives.


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Chad Metcalf

As a recognized leader in process improvement, Chad has helped guide companies and individuals to phenomenal results. His expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Leadership and Team development,…


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